The Mittster packed it in, and the whole world cried.
Jon Stewart offers a touching eulogy for the late Mitt Romney. See it here: crooksandliars.com
And then, of course, even on t-shirts Idaho gets no love.
If Mitt Romney was a state, he’d be Idaho.
Its been with great infrequency that I use The Bummer Life as a forum for any sort of formal political rant, but I feel the need to elaborate a bit on what I blurted on Tuesday– I was using Critical Mass as an example of what I feel to be a continually futile and politically ignored exercise to make a point, which has for these last sixteen years fallen on deaf ears, and how anyone could take part in the event when they don’t even bother involving themselves in a process that might actually aid in realizing their ultimate objective. Believe me, I’m one of the most jaded individuals you might ever come across, but I do, to the core of my being, believe that banding together in an attempt to make a singular voice heard can and has made a difference. I’m not of the opinion that boycotting the Democratic process hurts anybody, but everyone. Read more: howtoavoidthebummerlife.com
Steve is talking my language.
In a case that might have far-reaching implications for cyclists riding in organised groups, a Scottish cyclist is seeking damages from a fellow rider after being seriously injured in a crash. Read the rest: bikeradar.com
That can’t be good for any of us who are apt to create wrecks and chaos on the roadways. And by “us” I mean “me”.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who had been at the concert with a couple of buddies, took leave of the bar around 1 a.m. and apparently forgot that it is illegal to take drinks from the club out to the streets. Backstage door man Sean Higgins, obviously not concerned with the celebrity of the person who was breaking the law, quickly ran over to Armstrong and his pal and rather forcefully made it clear that the guys could not walk off with drinks…
Lance Armstrong – drunk and a cyclist.
Reckless drivers who endanger bicycle riders would pay fines of $150 — $500 if there’s a bike crash — under a crackdown proposed Wednesday by Chicago’s No. 1 cyclist.
Mayor Daley, who once scraped the skin off his kneecap during a marathon bike ride in Michigan, has been there and done that. He has had drivers open car doors in his path. He has had cars turn left in front of him and had a car pass within three feet of his bike.
“When someone opens a door — that’s why you have to be very, very alert on a bike,” Daley said.
“Yes, it’s taken place. And [there were] a few choice words. Every biker does that — salutes the driver in a Chicago way.”
All three violations were targeted by the ordinance introduced by Daley at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. It’s designed to reduce the number of crashes involving bikes and motor vehicles. There were 6,000 such crashes in Chicago between 2001 and 2005, killing 30 cyclists. Read more: suntimes.com
Keep’n it safe in Chicago. Even the Mayor flips the bird up there. Good looking out.
Today’s listening: www.abc.net.auby